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Gather Data.2

  1. On the map in the student activity book, draw arrows showing the direction of the current.
  2. Use the information in Chart 1 in the activity book to figure out the relationship between sea floor depth and current speed.
  3. Use the information in Chart 1 in the activity book to figure out if the current seems to flow only along the shore, out to sea, or into the shore. 

B - Open Ocean Current Speed and Direction at 45 Meters

To use parts A through E of this section, you must work from the Student Activity Book for Ocean Currents. This PDF file contains detailed directions for the interactive parts of the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Array site.

checkmarkClick here to go to the TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE OCEAN ARRAY 45 METER site.

  1. What month has the greatest current speed? (Current speed is shown as centimeters per second on the vertical scale.)
  2. What season shows the greatest current speed?
  3. What season shows the least variation (change) in direction of current flow?
  4. What is the compass direction of flow during this season?
  5. Write the average current speed and direction in Chart 2 in the activity book for the 45-meter depth during the month of May.

 

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